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Masters of Urban Design - Future Cities

Programme type
On campus


Degree earned
Master of Urban Design

The Master of Urban Design - Future Cities (MUD) programme aims to nurture the next generation of urban designers, architects and researchers with a difference. It is geared towards those who aspire to develop sustainable, healthy and smart cities and communities. How? Through its unique focus on contemporary urban issues such as urban resilience, carbon neutral communities, wellness and smart technologies. The programme is post-professional, STEM-designated, studio-based and provides advanced standing in Architecture and Design Research PhD in the college (anticipated launch in Fall 2021).

The Institute for Smart and Healthy Cities — the hub and public face of the programme — facilitates transdisciplinary research opportunities for students and faculty. Concentrations cross disciplines too. Students can choose concentrations in public health (in collaboration with the Jefferson College of Population Health) or in other specialisations, offered in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment, including Geodesign, Urban Revitalisation, Smart Cities and Urban Analytics, or Resilient Cities.

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